I just added a post to Art Quilts around the World for our texture Challenge. You can view the full post here. I'll post a few photos here as well. I have been wanting to try Stumpwork. I tried a couple of techniques for this quilt using some of the instructions from this book.
Here is the end result and a couple of photos from along the way.
I realized I haven't posted in awhile so thought I should add an update. I did post a teaser on the Art Quilts Around the World blog. Since I came up with the idea of 'texture' for our theme I thought I should add a little teaser of the texture on my quilt. Be sure to check it out on November 30th when all the artists post their texture driven quilts. Should be fun!
I had to wait for more fabric for my Jinny Beyer quilt so I began working on a quilt I started years ago. I only made one block at the time. I was trying to learn paper piecing and did a variety of different projects, so it served it's purpose for me at the time.
My sister, Julie, was visiting and encouraged me to work on this one again.
So, now I have two blocks out of thirty-six complete. It is a fun quilt and great for using scraps. Very time consuming for me though.
At this rate I may have it finished by the time I am 90! I am considering buying the pattern from electric quilt because it would be easier to print out the patterns. It is Karen K. Stone's quilt Cinco de Mayo.
My husband and I took a trip to Door County, Wisconsin to relax and enjoy the fall color. It inspired me to make a fall quilt so I order this beautiful stack of fabric from Patchworks that Praise. This is a small quilt shop owned by Cathy Geier who makes amazing landscape quilts. Cathy lives in Wisconsin so she had great fabrics for a Wisconsin quilt! I have lot's of photos from our trip to help me make a woodsy fall scene.
My son had a birthday at the end of October. I saw the pattern for Hazel the Hedgehog when I was at AQS in Des Moines, Iowa(first time I have been to a quilt show other than the Minnesota Quilt Show). I had to buy it since my son had Boom the Hedgehog for an actual pet. I made him a pillow just for fun.
My daughter has a birthday soon so I can't show that one yet, but stop back next month.
I'm almost finished with my texture quilt, when it is done I can catch up on both of my BOM's because I have the fabric now. After that is time to start quilting some of these quilt tops I have finished. Maybe this winter I can catch up with my piecing.